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Daily Nebraskan Thursday, March 5, 1837
By The Associated Press
Meagan on Tower srepoul;: I tvlie Ml iresponsitoffity
WASHINGTON President Reagan acknowl
edged Wednesday night that his once-secret
Iranian initiative "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages
deal and said, "It was a mistake."
In a speech prepared for delivery from the
Oval Office, Reagan said that "as president, I
cannot escape responsibility."
Echoing criticism issued by the Tower com
mission, Reagan said he did not ask enough
questions of his aides about the specifics of the
However, in remarks prepared for his nation
ally broadcast speech, he insisted anew that he
4 As angry as I may be about activities undertaken
without my knowledge, I am still accountable for
those activities ... as president, 1 cannot escape
responsibility. I am still the one who must answer to
the American people ...
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did not know about the alleged diversion of "What began as a strategic opening to Iran dete-
profits from the arms sale to the Contra rebels in riorated in its implementation into trading arms
Nicaragua. for hostages. This runs counter to my own
"As the Tower board reported," Reagan said, beliefs, to administration policy and to the ong-
U.S. presents draft treaty
for nuclear missile elimination
inal strategy we had in mind.
Noting the publication of the Tower report
last week, Reagan said, "I'm often accused of
being an optimist and it's true I had to hunt
pretty hard to find any good news in the board's
"I take full responsibility for my own actions
and for those of my administration," Reagan
said. "As angry as I may be about activities
undertaken without my knowledge,, I am still
accountable for those activ ities. As disappointed
as I may be in some who served me, 1 am still the
one who must answer to the American pepple for
this behavior." '
GENEVA U.S. arms negotiators
offered a draft treaty Wednesday for
removing medium-range nuclear wea
pons from Europe and challenged the
Soviets to agree on eliminating them
The American presentation, ordered
by President Reagan, came on what
was to have been the last day in the
seventh round of the U.S. Soviet
arms talks that legan two years ago.
U.S. spokesman Terry Shroeder said
teams dealing with medium-range mis
siles would continue meeting indefi
nitely. He said the other two negotia
ting groups, on long-range (strategic)
weapons and the combined fields of
defense and space, would ' continue
Maynard Glitman, who leads the U.S.
team on medium-range arms, said the
American proposal embodies tentative
agreements reached in Reagan's sum
mit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gor
bachev in Iceland last October.
Glitman added that the United States
also would like to eliminate the re
maining 100 weapons on each side if
the Soviets would agree. That point was
not included in the draft, he said, but
"if the other side wanted to go further,
I'm more than positive that we'd be
more than happy to do so."
Ex-Navy intelligence man gets life in prioon
for selling U.S. military secrets to Israel
WASHINGTON Former civilian
Navy intelligence analyst Johathan Jay
Pollard was sentenced Wednesday to
life in prison for selling Israel hundreds
of secret U.S. military documents in
what prosecutors termed one of the
nation's worst spy cases.
"No, no," screamed his wife, Anne
Henderson-Pollard, and she collapsed
to the floor after U.S. District Judge
Aubrey Robinson announced the life
term for her husband.
His wife, 26, received a five-year pri
son term for conspiring to receive
embezzled government property and
being an accessory after the fact to
possession of defense secrets.
Federal prosecutors said Pollard, 32,
gave Israel thousands of pages of clas
sified documents, which could fill a
room the size of a large closet.
"This defendant has admitted that
he sold to Israel a volume of classified
documents 10 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet,"
Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Leeper
told the judge.
Henderson-Pollard sat with her head
bowed wiping tears from her eyes dur
ing most of the sentence hearing. Her
husband, wearing a black three-piece
suit, sat impassively across the defense
table from her.
After the sentencing, Henderson
Pollard's screams from a holding cell
could be heard in the courtroom.
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The story, "Summer Nebraskan to publish
weekly," Daily Nebraskan, March 4, incorrectly
stated that the Publications Board voted to
extend through next year the Sun Newspaper's
contract for printing the Daily Nebraskan. The
story should have stated that Dan Shattil, DN
general manager, said the UNL Purchasing
Department is considering the legality of asking
the Sun Newspapers for a contract extension.
The Daily Nebraskan regrets the error.
Ivan the Terrible
JERUSALEM ; An inmate .
who shaved women's heads before
they were gassed at Treblinka .
testified Wednesday that . John
Demjanjuk was the guard "Ivan
the Terrible," but the elderly
man's memories of the Nazi death
camp were confused. '. ; ; . t
Gustav Boraks, an Syear-old
native of Poland, said he recog
nized photographs of the former ,
Ohio auto worker as Ivan because
the guard "had a full face, a high
forehead and small eyes."
On Tuesday, 60-year-old survi
vor Josef Ozarny also identified
Demjanjuk as the Ukrainian guard
through a photograph, but he
said Ivan had large eyes.
Four witnesses now have iden
tified the 66-year-old defendant
Demjanjuk was born in the
Soviet Ukraine. He is accused of
being the sadistic guard who
gouged out eyes, beat and stabbed
prisoners, shoved them into the
death chambers and turned on
About 850,000 Jews died at
the concentration camp in Nazi
occupied Poland"duHng;1942r43? '
Defense lawyer Mark: OlCon-
that officials. tsf Israel's I HoIck
caiist, memorial,, Yad; Vasheirv
decided in December 1987 not to j
take Borak's testimony because "
he became cprui&t and could J
not remember tliname of his." ;
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